Carl Lenzi Moss, Jr. ,86, of Cedar Hills, Utah, died October 16, 2020, at the home of his daughter surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Carl was born February 13, 1934, in St George, Utah to Carl Lenzi and Annis Blair Moss. He was the fourth of five children and the only son. Carl’s mother died when he was eight years old and he appreciated the influence of his stepmother, Vera Perkins Moss. He worked with his father during his teen years in his painting and decorating business. He attended his school years from kindergarten through Dixie College, in St. George. He participated in student government, basketball, music, dance, and drama programs. Following his graduation from Dixie College, he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Central States Mission where he made lifelong friends. Following his mission, he married Carol Hatch on October 26, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. He enrolled at the University of Utah where he graduated with a degree from the College of Pharmacy, and was a member of Rho Chi Honor Society. His career was in management in the pharmaceutical industry. They lived in the Midwest for most of his career and returned to live in Utah in 1996.
Carl belonged to service and professional associations and was a lifetime member the National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers serving as historian in the Cedar City Chapter and as an Area Vice President. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served faithfully in many callings, and was an excellent teacher and speaker. He served as a stake patriarch for 27 years in Iowa and Cedar City. Carl enjoyed serving in the St. George Temple with his beloved wife. Carl enjoyed traveling with Carol, fishing, watching the BBC, family history associations, telling stories and repairing and replacing head stones.
Carl is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol; and by his eight children: Anne Moss (Bret) Wunderli, Rockland, ME; Kevin Marc (Sherri) Moss, Peachtree City, GA:, Julie Moss (Bryce) Hamilton, Duchesne; Melissa Moss Jeppson, Price; Daniel Blair (Jodi) Moss, South Jordan; Jennifer Moss (Teague) Bengtzen, Cedar Hills; Catherine Moss (Ryan) Larsen, Falls City, NE; and Joseph Heywood (Leslie) Moss, South Jordan. His posterity includes 28 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren.
. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Loa, Rhea, Betty Lu, and Ill Jane.
Private family services will be held at the Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield, Utah, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and the interment will be in the Panguitch Cemetery the same day. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Carl’s obituary Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
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